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Kohan Restaurant

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SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6688
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food and great location for views of the lake. Restaurant feels a bit like a cafeteria though. Big open impersonal room, very busy and tables very close together. Could have been the food court in a mall. Really could do with some styling, but do suspect that with the popularity it's all about maximising the number of... More 

Thank Ian M
Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

After reading so much hype about this place, I decided I HAVE TO go there. Went there and the queue was already long and apparently, they are already fully booked up. As we turned and was about to leave, they told us that we could get takeout and it will be ready in 20 mins so we got sucked in.... More 

Thank BlackCoookie
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Been here the 3rd time. It is always fully booked. It is better you call to book few days before. Their service is very slow. Ordered wrong food & need repeating request to refill the green tea.

Thank Yeoh L
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, good prices, and absolutely amazing view of lake tekapo. Unfortunately, service let them down. We wait a long time to order, and then waiting 30+ minutes after finishing the meal to have our plates taken away. We then asked for a dessert menu and were told to quickly pick something as they were closing the kitchen: which wouldn't... More 

Thank Jessica G
Gosford, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at Kohan! Food was fresh and tasty , quite inexpensive , and had wonderful views of Lake Tekapo.

Thank Pam H
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Delightful find in Lake Tekapo, huge venue with the most stunning view. The food is of a very high quality , well priced and quick efficient friendly service. Might pay to book ahead especially if you prefer a window seat. The bento box is my favourite , everything was lovely, they were very happy to make a minor personal preference... More 

Thank Yvonne A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Ok meal for lunch but pretty average, wouldn't recommend for a nice dinner out. Small variety menu..

Thank Daniel E
New Zealand
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Booked as we heard it got busy and - arrived to a long queue. It not for us! All the food was great but my fave was the tofu tempura. Friendly and generous service - can't think of anything to say that is negative so won't! After a long day - a great place to come. And very reasonable price... More 

Thank kmaway
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Get the salmon don! Sooooo yummy. And the creme brûlée was amazing! Loved their green tea ice cream. We went back twice!

Thank Liz M
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were given a table at the last minute but asked to be done by 7pm. Large tour groups were coming in then. Lovely food and reasonably priced. Besides the man at the door, I thought that other staff could be friendlier. I was surprised that we were not offered rice. Did they not want us to linger too long?

Thank Jacqui T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SH 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?